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Keep my baby from getting sick from the airplane

We traveled a couple of weeks ago, and my 7 month old got a respiratory virus and got very sick. Sent from pediatrician's office to ER to PICU sick. Based on timing, Occam's Razor says she caught it on the plane. We will be flying again in a few weeks. I would like practical tips for things we can do on the plane to minimize the risk of her getting sick again. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Jun 13, 2014 - 11 answers

To Cancel or Not: Aeorflot from Bejing to Rome

My brother and I will be flying from Beijing to Rome on the Russian airline Aeroflot. We've recently heard about Aeorflot's terrible safety rating from friends. Additionally, we will have a four hour layover in Moscow and we're a little worried because of the current Russia-Ukraine situation. Should we cancel our flight and book another on a more reputable airline? [more inside]
posted by lalunamel on May 11, 2014 - 15 answers

Food...for a kid...on a plane.

Seeking suggestions for non-perishable foodstuffs to feed a toddler while flying cross country. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on May 23, 2013 - 22 answers

Air travel with a guitar

I'm traveling (US Airways San Francisco to New Orleans, US Airways New Orleans to Wilmington NC, Delta from Wilmington to San Francisco) to play music at my sister's wedding. I'm hoping you can tell me how to fly with my guitar (including what to say, who to talk to) without it getting crushed. What I've already been told is inside. [more inside]
posted by verbyournouns on Apr 30, 2013 - 12 answers

Hey Delta, where's the power?

I am on a cross country flight on a Delta 737-800 with DVOD. Everything I am reading says I should have a USB port at my seat, but I can't find it. The flight attendants seemed very confused when I asked them about it. Can anyone tell me exactly where this mysterious USB port would be?
posted by couchtater on Mar 22, 2013 - 6 answers

Why were airplanes flying the wrong way over LA today?

Why were airplanes flying the wrong way over LA today? [more inside]
posted by univac on Oct 18, 2012 - 9 answers

How to get rid of my Virgin America points?

What's the best way for me to sell my unwanted Virgin America Elevate frequent flier points? [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Peanut-allergy friendly travel options from Boston to Detroit?

I need to travel from Boston, MA to Detroit, MI to visit my family this Christmas break. I'm faced with three options - fly, bus, or drive. I have a severe peanut allergy, so I'm trying to choose the safest option for me (with a preference for shorter travel times). In particular, how safe might Greyhound bus and United Airlines be for the peanut-allergic? Fellow allergics, would wearing a surgical mask help? Personal stories welcome. [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Dec 4, 2011 - 29 answers

One day NYC getaway?

What are some day trip options from New York City via an airplane? [more inside]
posted by marc10 on Aug 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Help Link the Wonderdog Take His First Solo Cross-Country Trip.

How can I affordably and safely transport my large dog 1,200 miles, when I am not traveling with him? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Jun 25, 2011 - 10 answers

A Prince-loving vegan travels to Minneapolis with a CPAP machine. Then some joke of some kind occurs.

I'm about to head to the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, and as a vegan traveling for the first time with a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, I have a few questions - snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Jun 14, 2011 - 15 answers

How many people are flying at a given time?

How many people are in the air at a given time? [more inside]
posted by Galaxor Nebulon on May 26, 2011 - 10 answers

Trapped in airplane, please send neck pillow.

Tricks for flying 24,000 miles in 4 days? [more inside]
posted by range on Jan 11, 2011 - 18 answers

Best way to deal with travel chaos, canceled flights, etc.?

Best way to deal with travel chaos, canceled flights, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Dec 29, 2010 - 16 answers

How can we get 3 pets, 1 with issues, across the country?

How can we get our pets across the country? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Should we bring our car seat on to the plane?

One toddler, one 4-hour flight. Bring the car seat on board or not? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Sep 15, 2010 - 29 answers

I Don't Like Flying To Begin With

I get indigestion, and the last month, it's been pretty bad. And now, I have an 8-hour flight this Saturday. What can I do to try to keep my indigestion from being a problem during my flight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2010 - 20 answers

Why doesn't my Macbook stay charged on an airplane using the Apple Magsafe power adapter?

Why doesn't my Macbook stay charged on an airplane using the Apple Magsafe power adapter? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Sep 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Transpacific cat

How do you get a cat from New Zealand to the USA? [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Jun 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Would you feel safer knowing that the person next to you does not have cool magnet toys?

Can I bring ferrofluid on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by cubby on Apr 21, 2010 - 11 answers

What is the Korean version of cheaptickets?

How can I buy plane tickets for a trip in South Korea while outside of South Korea? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Apr 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Instructions needed: neck pillow

A silly question, but how do I use those U-shaped neck pillows? I know I'm supposed to put the wider part (bottom of "U") behind my neck, but this pushes my chin down and as I have no support for it on the front (top of "U"), my neck hurts even more than if I just let my head loll around. [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Mar 31, 2010 - 10 answers

my jobbie lies over the ocean?

transatlanticfilter: should I buy my plane ticket now, or wait? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Bait-and-Switch or ineptitude?... WTF Travelocity!?

Buying a ticket to Bangkok—is there a dependable online ticket-searching service that is all about getting the truly cheapest fare? Skinflint-In-Coach.com? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 27, 2009 - 20 answers

What do I expect when traveling by airplane?

I am an air-travel virgin and I'm flying out of JFK (NYC) to Charlotte this Saturday and I'd like to know what to expect. [more inside]
posted by fuq on Sep 1, 2009 - 54 answers

Cheapest way from Tokyo to Kumamoto?

Last minute Japan travel: after making an error with timing I need to arrange one-way travel from Tokyo to Kumamoto quite quickly. What are the cheapest options? I have looked into flights and trains (for the 17th of August) and both seem expensive (about £200-£250 a ticket). I am in the UK at the moment. Would it be worth waiting until we arrive in Japan? Perhaps trying to get last minute flights at the airport? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Aug 11, 2009 - 17 answers

How can I find out historical data on the price of plane tickets?

How can I find out historical data on the price of plane tickets? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Jun 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Any online videos to teach a kid about air travel?

Are there any movies/online videos to show a toddler what to expect from air travel? [more inside]
posted by Overzealous on Apr 26, 2009 - 5 answers

I'm always serious. And don't call me Shirley

Can I book a round-trip flight with different passengers on the initial and return flights? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Feb 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Airplane hallucinations?

While descending in a plane, I saw strange swimming lights. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Jan 31, 2009 - 6 answers

and will either give me free Guinness?!

Should I book a flight with Aer Lingus or American Airlines? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Dec 30, 2008 - 22 answers

What kind of lighters are allowed on an airplane?

What's the difference between a torch lighter, and a butane lighter, and what is allowed for a Canadian domestic flight? [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx on Dec 14, 2008 - 4 answers

There's m-----f-----' Willamette Valley Pinot Noir on the m-----f-----' plane!

Can I take an unopened bottle of wine in my carry-on luggage? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Sep 4, 2008 - 24 answers

How/where can I sell an airline/airplane/flight ticket?

I bought a plane ticket, I subsequently had to cancel the flight, and now I'm stuck with a Delta voucher. I want to sell it and buy a ticket on another airline, which happens to have a much better flight to my destination. But where can I sell my ticket? I tried eBay and Points.com already.
posted by harwons on Jun 14, 2008 - 7 answers

What food to pack in a cooler for a looong plane flight?

Food to put in a cooler for a long plane flight. Difficulty: one omnivore, one vegetarian. [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Mar 26, 2008 - 30 answers

Any trouble with bike equipment on board?

Am I going to have any trouble carrying my bike helmet on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by iguanapolitico on Sep 13, 2007 - 7 answers

[Acoustic] guitar gets run over by a [baggage] car

Am I a complete lunatic for flying with my guitar as checked baggage? [more inside]
posted by Tiresias on Jun 18, 2007 - 23 answers

Looking for information on cheapest airline travel routes

If I wanted to fly from one mainland to another -- North America to Asia, for instance -- but I'm willing to fly out of any city in North America to any city in Asia, how can I find out the cheapest route? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 6, 2007 - 10 answers

What is the best bag for traveling with a MacBookPro and DSLR camera/lens?

What type of all-in-one bag would you use to fly (economy across the country) with Nikon D-80 + MacBook Pro 15" (or equivalent equipment) that is comfortable, easy to store for flight, and functional? [more inside]
posted by tarthur on Apr 22, 2007 - 13 answers

Renting DVD players for long flights

My wife and I are travelling from O'Hare to Tokyo to Bangkok next week. We don't have the ability to bring our laptop, but I was wondering if there's a way to rent a DVD player for the trip -- either a service that operates out of O'Hare and NRT or BKK, or something where I could rent it for the trip, lock it up in a BKK locker, and retrieve it for the plane rides home. [more inside]
posted by sandor on Jan 3, 2007 - 10 answers

What should I bring on my trip to Brazil to make a little extra spending cash?

What should I bring on my trip to Brazil to make a little extra spending cash? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Oct 10, 2006 - 7 answers

$900 Ticket

I have $900 to spend on a flight. Where should I got? [more inside]
posted by bd on Sep 10, 2006 - 22 answers

Cheap airfare from here to anywhere?

What good websites are there that will let me type in my location and see where I can go for cheap? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Jun 29, 2006 - 7 answers

Books for a two-year-old first-time flier

Can anyone recommend good books to read to a two-year-old boy who's going to be taking his first airplane trip in ten days? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on May 20, 2006 - 17 answers

Is it a bad idea to check a bag on an airplane with a small form factor (SFF) computer in it?

Is it a bad idea to check a bag on an airplane with a small form factor (SFF) computer in it? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on May 10, 2006 - 30 answers

Flying cross country with perishables and meltables?

I'd like to transport frozen food (ice cream) and refrigerated food on an airplane from San Francisco. Is this possible? I think the optimal plan will involve dry ice for the ice cream. Where can I get it in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Apr 20, 2006 - 11 answers

ID stolen. How do I get on my plane this Sunday?

I have a flight to NYC from Burbank, CA this Sunday, and my wallet has been stolen. What can I do to decrease my chances of having problems as I go through security with limited ID? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Mar 9, 2006 - 8 answers

take a home made stereo as carry-on?

I tore apart a bookshelf stereo system and put it in a strawberry crate, as seen here. I love it. I would like to take it with me when I move to hawaii. Can I carry it on? It's nothing more than electronics that work. but i'm afraid TSA might just take one look and toss me into the clink. I realize safety is the TSA's priority but I do want to take this if possible. I've carry'd on my record player before. what's the diff?
posted by hurting.the.feelings.of.thechinesepeople on Feb 4, 2006 - 11 answers

Best site for budget travel?

Which online travel site offers the best deals, particularly on air fare?
posted by sweetney on Feb 2, 2006 - 19 answers

How non-refundable is a non-refundable plane ticket?

I know Travelocity said the ticket is non-refundable. Is there a way to get anything back? [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart on Nov 16, 2005 - 7 answers

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